[maemo-developers] About the upcoming maemo user karma

From: Brian Waite linwoes at gmail.com
Date: Fri Nov 2 00:01:07 EET 2007
On Thursday 01 November 2007, Quim Gil wrote:
> Hi,
> We are near to implement user karma in maemo.org. Like most karma
> systems, it is used as a nice add-on to promote and show off those
> investing time and energies in the project.
I really like the concept of proving some carrot for people to stop lurking 
and start contirbuting.
> - your wiki pages (created only, edited would take too much resources to
> scan - sorry).
Please do not count wiki creates unless you can count edits too. Adding wiki 
creates causes some issues:
1) It is easy to create useless pages for karma gobbling
2) It makes the creation of a new page more 'desirable' than fixing an old out 
of date page. Which in-turn disorganizes the wiki
3)It is too easy to just throw up information that is wrong/not enough and 
does not benefit the real troppers who updatre wiki pages. 

Being a project admin myself, I find the real heroes are the people who fix 
the wiki, not the ones who create the page in the first place. Keeping a wiki 
up-to-date is hard and a group effort. 
I reccommend we dgive karma to editors also, or no one at all with respect to 
the wiki.

Just my luriking 2 cents.


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